11 Oct '17, 9pm

West Point superintendent responds to outrage over pro-Communist former cadet

West Point superintendent responds to outrage over pro-Communist former cadet

Since photos surfaced in late September of a now-second lieutenant sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt under his uniform at West Point’s 2016 graduation and commissioning ceremony, West Point and the Army have drawn the ire of everyone from active-duty soldiers to a Florida senator. On Wednesday, West Point superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen responded to the outrage in a letter addressed to the men and women of the U.S. Military Academy . “I ask that you help me prevent the negativity associated with the alleged behavior of one graduate from causing us to lose sight of the thousands of graduates who sacrifice and serve honorably every day,” he wrote. [ Former West Point cadet in Che Guevara shirt is an Afghanistan combat veteran; and other rumors clarified ] Second Lt. Spenser Rapone, who is assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is under investigation ...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/10/11/west-...

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